Theodore Roosevelt Quote
“If we lose the virile, manly qualities, and sink into a nation of mere hucksters, putting gain over national honor, and subordinating everything to mere ease of life, then we shall indeed reach a condition worse than that of the ancient civilizations in the years of their decay.”
"The Law of Civilization and Decay", The Forum (January 1897)
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in that grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses (1900), Speech to Hamilton Club, Chicago, Ill., 10 Apr. 1899
As quoted in "Stepping Stones: The Complete Bible Narratives" (1941)
“There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism…. The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities.”
Speech before the Knights of Columbus, New York (12 October 1915).
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsTheodore Roosevelt
Born: October 27, 1858
Died: January 6, 1919 (aged 60)
Bio: Theodore Teddy Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States of America. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his cowboy persona and robust masculinity. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912.